Practice of Law by Dual Citizens Allowed in the Philippines

  The Supreme Court has ruled to allow a Filipino lawyer who became a naturalized American citizen to re-acquire the privilege to practice law in the Philippines. The ruling has opened the door to Filipino lawyers with dual citizenship to practice law in the country. In a decision, the SC ruled upon the recommendation of … Continue reading Practice of Law by Dual Citizens Allowed in the Philippines

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Dual Citizenship Law

  RA No. 9225 (AN ACT MAKING THE CITIZENSHIP OF PHILIPPINE CITIZENS WHO ACQUIRE FOREIGN CITIZENSHIP PERMANENT. AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE COMMONWEALTH ACT. NO. 63, AS AMENDED AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: Section 1. Short Title – this act shall … Continue reading Dual Citizenship Law

Act of God

      On October 17, 2014, the  President of Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) called for the cessation of the use of the phrase "act of God" commonly written in contracts—especially insurance contracts—in law, and jurisprudence, noting that   other terms such as "fortuitous events," "natural calamities," and "force majeure" can be … Continue reading Act of God

Price Law

  R.A. NO. 7581 (AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTION TO CONSUMERS BY STABILIZING THE PRICES OF BASIC NECESSITIES AND PRIME COMMODITIES AND BY PRESCRIBING MEASURES AGAINST UNDUE PRICE INCREASES DURING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND LIKE OCCASIONS) states:     Sec. 1. Short Title. - This Act shall be referred to as the "Price Act." Sec. 2. Declaration … Continue reading Price Law

Res Ipsa Loquitor in Administrative Cases

In QUERY OF ATTY. KAREN M. SILVERIO-BUFFE, FORMER Clerk of Court – BRANCH 81, ROMBLON, ROMBLON – ON THE PROHIBITION FROM ENGAGING IN THE PRIVATE PRACTICE OF LAW, A.M. No. 08-6-352-RTC, August 19, 2009, Considering Atty. Buffe’s ready admission of violating Section 7(b)(2), the principle of res ipsa loquitur finds application, making her administratively liable … Continue reading Res Ipsa Loquitor in Administrative Cases